Krakow is a beautiful city located in Poland, in close proximity to the border of the Czech Republic. It hosts some of the most noteworthy architectural marvels and exhibits a rich history and culture. It is the second largest and one of the oldest cities of Poland which makes it the crowning glory of this city. When in Krakow, you get to learn a lot about the prominent landmarks and occurrences of World War II, which is why there are plenty of tourists who flock to this magnificent place. Take a look, below, at some of the best Viator tours in Krakow, Poland, and explore the best of this place.
Gold and crystal mines have also been a fascination to visit. But the salt mines at Wieliczka will change your entire perspective. The basic salt used on a day to day basis has been transformed into the prettiest of sculptures you wouldn’t have even dreamt of. This half-day guided tour of the Wieliczka salt mines is one of the top-selling Viator tours at Krakow, and we totally understand why. During your visit here, you get to learn about the history of the salt mines and marvel at the magnificent salt sculptures created here. There are also multiple departure timings you can pick from.
Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow
Duration: 4 hours
Heard about World War II only in the books? This guided tour will give you a chance to visualize the imperative aspects of the war. The Auschwitz-Birkenau, formerly a Nazi concentration camp is now a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a seven-hour long trip where you get to hear about the horrors of the Holocaust as you tread through the railway ramps, gas chambers and crematoriums. You’ll also get to hear snippets of the concentration camp from the former detainees and learn about Auschwitz’s liberation. This is truly a remarkable place to visit.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow
Duration: 7 hours
Get a sneak peek of an imperative event in World War II through this two-hour long guided tour of the Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum. The professional guide will take you through Schindler’s office and narrate some stories about his Jewish workforce. You will also get to witness multiple multimedia projections, documents, and artifacts which describe important snippets of the war. This place is an absolute must-visit for history lovers.
Krakow Tour of Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Add a spark to the festive season as you sleigh through the snowy Polish highlands on this seven-hour-long journey of the countryside. You start off by experiencing the beauty of the countryside in a private vehicle and then hop on to the magnificent horse sleigh ride to enjoy the winter feels of the Polish highlands. Besides witnessing the snowcapped mountains, you may get lucky and also observe the native winter wildlife here. What’s more? You end this fabulous journey with a hearty and authentic Polish lunch.
Horse Sleigh Ride in the Polish Countryside, private tour from Krakow
Duration: 1 day
Experience the communist era as you tread through the streets of Poland in the vintage and classic Trabant car. In this two and a half-hour long tour, you will get an insight into the communist era as you visit places of prime importance such as the Nowa Huta district and other communism-related sites. You can always upgrade to the four-hour-long tour if the curiosity within you wants to explore some more facets of the communist era.
Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Explore some of the iconic buildings in Krakow on this three-hour-long Jewish Quarter walking tour. Here, you stroll through the Kazimierz neighborhood which is a hub of vintage cafes and some of the most trendy shopping. You also get to explore locations which were used to film scenes in the blockbuster film Schindlers List as well as the monuments of prime importance during the Holocaust. Get to hear about the legends during wartime and witness multiple notable venues.
Small Group Jewish Quarter Walking Tour in Krakow
Duration: 3 hours
Last but not least, this is the ultimate Viator tour for all the cooking enthusiasts. This three and a half hour long personalized cooking class kickstarts with purchasing the freshest of local ingredients at the supermarket. Followed by this, you cook some authentic Polish delicacies such as the all-time favorite Pierogis which never fails to amp up the festive mood. Lastly, you feast on the sumptuous delicacies cooked by you and appreciate the innate chef within.
Krakow Small-Group Polish Home Cooking Class with Guide
Duration: 4 hours
This two and a half-hour walking food tour will give you an insight into the gastronomical experiences in Poland. You get to sample over 15 dishes which define the authenticity of Polish food. From street vendors to fine-dining this walking tour ensures you get a taste of the best delicacies available in Poland. Some of the mouth-watering dishes you get to sample include Kiełbasa and Pierogi. The best part? You end the tour with a strong shot of vodka, Polish style.
Taste of Poland Walking Food Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Chopin Gallery was constructed in memory of the renowned Polish composer Frederic Chopin. This one-hour-long, scintillating piano concert will take you back in time as you get a chance to listen to some of the most noteworthy pieces composed by this fabulous musician. Multiple talented artists perform the composer’s most beloved tunes in the historic Bonerowski Palace. After the concert, you can get a taste of the Old Town Krakow and witness the nightlife.
Chopin Piano Concert at Chopin Gallery in Krakow
Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating day away from the mundane city life with this detoxifying spa experience. The thermal pools of the Tatra Mountains will ensure you come home absolutely refreshed. Through this tour, you get access to a spa complex with five saunas, water slides, water jet massages, hot pools and not to forget the breathtaking mountain views. This eight-hour-long tour is truly worth every penny if you are looking for the utmost comfort and relaxation.
Thermal Pools and Spa Entrance from Krakow
A hub of architectural marvels
Krakow hosts some of the best landmarks which are of prime importance in the world of history. From the magnificent salt structures to the funfilled food tours, Krakow is truly a great tourist spot to visit.
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